Party At Home: 5 Quick Tips to Plan Your Own Party At Home
Here are several top tips for throwing a stress-free children’s party at home:
GIT Tip Number One: Keep it simple
This one may seem like a no-brainer but often people get so excited over their big 4th birthday that they end up forgetting the most important aspect of throwing a good party – who are we inviting? Once you have decided who you are inviting (and the gender of their offspring) you should sit down and make a list of the other people that you will need to invite as well as the exact date that your bash will be held. Here are several great gifted tips for successfully hosting a stress-free children’s birthday party at home:
GIT Tip Number Two: Invite an honoree
A guest is someone important to the family – either because they are related to the bride or groom or because they are related to one of the other children. In our example above, the female Honoree was the mother of the groom and the male co-winner of the baby (son). In this example, it was important for the guests to know the gender of the guests’ children so that the honoree could make sure that she invited only girls to dinner.
GIT Tip Number Three: Choose colors wisely
when decorating for your family reunion. You want everything to flow together in the decorations, so choose colors that match your invites. Although some people feel that red and blue go together very well, other families do not agree. You can easily find out which color schemes are best when you go to an online party-planning store. Also, it is important to choose colors that your guests will remember, so go ahead and use these colors when you make your invites.
GIT Tip Number Four: Be creative with your food and drinks
This can be one of the biggest challenges when it comes to planning a surprise party theme. If you can’t afford a restaurant, cook for your guests at home. If you can afford it, rent a party room at a local hotel. The key to remember is that you don’t want your guests to be hungry during the break between performances – in fact, you want them to want to eat! Think up a variety of foods and drinks that can complement each of the performances you have chosen.
GIT Tip Number Five: If you are using a caterer
be sure to tell them ahead of time who will be serving what food and when. For example, if you are having Mexican food, you may need more food than expected, especially if you are having a lot of adults at the party. Don’t let the caterer know this, and they will find ways to avoid serving too much. Guests will also appreciate getting more drinks in bulk, so keep that in mind when planning your menu. If you aren’t using a caterer, consider hiring a party planner to take care of the details. They may even be able to suggest some unique ideas for food and decorations that you never would have thought of.